The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Somerset / Taunton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 11.11% 20.00% 24.14%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 26.67% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 15
Median daily rate £400 £300 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -36.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £239 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £825 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Taunton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20 30 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 37.04% 75.00% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 25
Median daily rate £423 £310 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.29% -35.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £551 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £20.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Taunton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Taunton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Taunton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Taunton over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Taunton

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Taunton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Taunton

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Taunton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) nginx
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) GIS
4 3 (37.50%) ESRI
4 3 (37.50%) ArcGIS
4 3 (37.50%) CISSP
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) CentOS
4 3 (37.50%) OWASP
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Maven
4 3 (37.50%) Information Management
4 3 (37.50%) JSP 440
4 3 (37.50%) Apache Hive
4 3 (37.50%) SIEM
4 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (37.50%) Big Data
4 3 (37.50%) Cloudera
4 3 (37.50%) Ansible

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) nginx
2 3 (37.50%) ArcGIS
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (12.50%) Apache
4 1 (12.50%) Jetty
4 1 (12.50%) Mongrel
4 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Google App Engine
2 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) IPsec
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Hive
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
1 3 (37.50%) GIS
1 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) Maven
3 3 (37.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Security Technical Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Assurance Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Product Owner
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Product Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Product Owner
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum Product Owner
3 1 (12.50%) Security Assurance Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) CentOS
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps
3 3 (37.50%) Information Management
3 3 (37.50%) OWASP
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Dart
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CESG Certified Professional
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
1 3 (37.50%) CLAS
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cloudera
1 3 (37.50%) ESRI
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) VMware